Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.
No. I understand she was in a tough situation, but Arizona cars can get up to 140 degrees fahrenheit in the summer. A car left in the sun in 90 degree heat for 10 minutes can get up to 109 degrees inside. It is sunny nearly year round and even during the chillier months, cars can get to extreme temperatures. Children, especially infants WILL DIE. She effectively left her children in an oven. That is child abuse, plain and simple, and as unfortunate as her circumstances are, you can’t do that without consequences.